Month: April 2014

Skoll Foundation Award for B-Corporations

Dapwood Furniture Co. is honored to be a part of the B-Corporation community that is working to be the best for the planet. B-Corporations were recently recognized by the Skoll Foundation for efforts in improving social and environmental issues.

You can see a short video about B-Corporations here:
2014 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship
Co-founded by longtime friends and colleagues, Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan, and Andrew Kassoy, B Lab is fueling a global movement to redefine “success” in business, so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. B Lab is challenging the status quo by building a new sector, legal structure, and standards; empowering a community of certified B Corporations; and advancing public policies that enable companies to create financial, social, and environmental value for both its shareholders and for society. With 20 states having passed Benefit Corporation legislation, nearly 1,000 B Corporations certified, and 16,000 companies using its tools, B Lab is focused on accelerating the global adoption of this new model.

Trinity Site (Ground Zero)

The Trinity Site near San Antonio NM is the location of man’s first atomic bomb detonation. Since it is on the northern end of White Sands Missile Range, access to the site is very restricted. With budget cuts, it is now only open to the public once a year and is a sort of circus with cars backed up at the Stallion gate check and people everywhere. It made it hard to think about what happened there on July 16, 1945….and how it has impacted life on this planet.

There really isn’t much there to see since it was all vaporized in the blast. The sign seemed both in and out of place.

Keep Out Sign